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Influencing student designers towards safe design : transdisciplinarity and the journey of the devox

conference contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Robin Howard, Yvonne Toft
Could a change of paradigm be developed in future designers (students) to incorporate people at the original concept stage of the design cycle to create safe design? An action research project with a transdisciplinary approach was used to embed an ergonomics philosophy within the technical framework of the engineering design cycle for engineering students . This paper reports the learning from five cycles within a transdisciplinary environment. The learning model has positively impacted on the practice of current students. The most encouraging findings from this research were that undergraduate interventions did change the professional practice paradigm of early career engineers. The research also lays the foundation for developing continuing professional education models for current professionals, which refocuses the design process on human centred engineering design.

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Editor

Mann L; Hadgraft R

Parent Title

Proceedings of the Research in Engineering Education Symposium 2009, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Palm Cove, Cairns

Start Page

1

End Page

9

Number of Pages

9

Start Date

2009-01-01

ISBN-10

1921047615

Location

Cairns, Qld

Publisher

Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Vic.

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Name of Conference

Research in Engineering Education Symposium

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